The water reserves of the Balearic Islands remain at 59%.

Jul 5, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The situation is better than last year but three Demand Units (DU) are in pre-alert scenario

Water reserves

The water reserves of the Balearic Islands remain at 59% in June. The situation with respect to last year is better, since they were at 53%. By islands, in Majorca they went down from 59% to 58%; in Formentera they went from 40% to 29%; in Minorca they went from 56% to 57%; and in Eivissa, they went up from 43% to 46%.

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As for the Demand Units (DU), the same scenario as last month is maintained. Thus, there are seven DU within the normal scenario (Artà, Formentera, Manacor-Felanitx, Menorca, Palma-Alcúdia, Tramuntana Norte, Tramuntana Sur) and three more (Eivissa, Migjorn and Pla) in pre-alert scenario.

Regarding the information from the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), the data indicate that June has been a wet month in the Balearic Islands, with an average of 20.5 l/m2 compared to 14.9 l/m2 of the historical average, 37% higher. By islands, the situation has been the same as in the whole archipelago: in Mallorca it has rained 25.1 l/m2 (compared to 16.6 l/m2 of historical average), in Menorca 13.6 l/m2 (compared to 12.9 l/m2), in Eivissa 3.5 l/m2 (compared to 9.1 l/m2) and in Formentera, 1 l/m2 (compared to 5.9 l/m2).

The percentage of interannual precipitation in the Balearic Islands is 5% above the historical average. Specifically, in Menorca, 28% above; in Mallorca, 4%; and in the Pitiusas, 14% below. Rainfall has been, in general, of a stormy nature. The 105.4 l/m² of June 5 in Sencelles, absolute record of maximum daily rainfall of the station (with data since 1964) and the 204.4 l/m² of total rainfall in the station of Porreres, a figure that represents 40% of what usually rains in the municipality in a year, stand out.